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Property price report
Property price report - January 2019
Rent report (quarterly)
Rent report - November 2018
First-time buyer report
First-time buyer report - March 2018
If you are buying, selling or investing you need to first understand what’s happened, what’s happening now and what will happen to prices in the future. The data shows that house prices in Scotland are up year on year, by only by 2.4% versus a long term average of 6.3%. The data also shows house price growth has slowed significantly since the credit crunch, with only 6% growth over 12 years. However, those lucky enough to have bought at the market low in 2009 would have seen, on average, 28% growth. So part of understanding what your property is worth when selling is to work out what’s happened to house prices since you bought the property. Read more for in depth analysis of the Scottish property price, rental and buy to let market.
WaterSafe, the UK register of approved plumbers, is urging homeowners to stop, find, check and label their internal stop tap and make this job the top of their ‘to-do’ list this winter.
The consistent view running through this month’s indices is that there is little supply for buyers to choose from, but for those that are selling, there are deals to be done as the NAEA point out. Rightmove report there are "fewer new sellers than in the same period a year ago… the largest year-on-year slump in any month since August 2009” and Home.co.uk suggest that “Zoopla listings’ data shows that the number of new homes listed for sale per agency branch this year is lower than over the last four years”. A tough market therefore for buyers looking to purchase and indeed for the industry - who will no doubt be hoping the election will allow some certainty on how the country will move forward, and this will result in an early uptick in activity in 2020, rather than uncertainty and a slow market. To find out more, read Kate Faulkner's latest comprehensive price report.
London is made up of 32 boroughs, some of which are host to some of the most expensive properties in the world, which reside next to social housing, owned by the state and rented at around a third of the cost on the open market. London continues to see demand move onwards and upwards as the population is ever increasing from a mix of people who have lived there all their lives, through to those around the UK and abroad looking to find their own fortune! Because of the huge area London covers and the vast differences within it, we don’t like reporting just on ‘London’, so instead have created our own monthly London property report. Read more to find out what's happening to the London prices and rents.